NHS said people in the high-risk categories have been quick to take up the offer of the booster jabs ahead of winter, with a total of 2.08 million top ups administered so far.
Wall Street is taking notice. The average forecast among analysts for Moderna’s 2022 revenue has jumped 35% since President Joe Biden laid out his booster plan in mid-August.
Further, the antibody level is seen to come down after four to six months in many people, who have been vaccinated with two doses.
Israel has already started administering booster doses and the plan is under consideration in other countries for vulnerable populations, including France and Germany.
The drugmaker said Wednesday that it has started the application process for a third dose of its vaccine for people ages 16 and older.
Several countries including the United States, Israel, as well as others in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, are already offering or planning to offer their populations COVID-19 booster shots.
Doses would only begin to be administered widely once the Food and Drug Administration formally approves the vaccines. That action is expected for the Pfizer shot in the coming weeks.
Dr. Anthony Fauci noted that some local jurisdictions where infection rates are surging are already calling on individuals to wear masks in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status.